|Summary: Earth called me this morning, March 22nd, 2001, and they do not actually have these I-openers.|
This is a copy of a message I posted in a similar thread in the Breaking News section.
I placed an order for three of these I-openers with Earth on Wednesday, March 14th, 2001. The guy who took my order assured me that they would ship that day by FedEx P2, so that I would receive them by Friday. I called at 4PM on Friday (FedEx almost always delivers quite early in the morning). They said the i-openers were being shipped between their warehouses, and that they would ship my order on Monday. They offered to upgrade the shipping to FedEx P1 (presumably at their expense), but I told them I would only have time to play with it on the weekend, so anytime before the next Friday would be fine. Yesterday (Wednesday, March 21) I intended to call them again, as once more the package did not show up... but I didn't get around to it until after 5pm. This morning someone from Earth called. My girlfriend took the call. Apparantly Earth does not have any i-openers. They said they had made a bid to buy them, and the bid was accepted, and then they were sold to someone else who bid higher. So apparantly Earth was lied to... though they told me the i-openers were in stock and ready to ship on March 14th, and again promised it would ship on March 19th, so it's hard to know what the story is. It is a fact that they called today, March 22nd, and apologized that they would not be able to ship any i-openers.